Official Obituary of

Richard Paul Braniff, Sr.

March 2, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Richard Braniff, Sr. Obituary

IRVONA - Richard Paul Braniff, Sr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2024. He leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and devotion that will forever be cherished by his family and friends.

Born in Philipsburg, Richard graduated from Glendale High School before marrying his beloved Nancy McCully Braniff.

Shortly thereafter Richard bravely enlisted in the military and served with honor in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. During his service, he operated a teletype and radio, demonstrating his dedication and commitment to his fellow servicemen and his country.

Upon his return from Vietnam, he started his life with his wife, Nancy. Together they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Richard worked diligently in the coal mines and later for Corning and Cenveo, providing for his family with unwavering dedication and hard work.

Richard's true joy in life came from spending time with his family. He found immense happiness in watching his children and grandchildren grow and succeed. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a proud grandfather. Richard is survived by his wife Nancy; sister, Cindy O'Donnell and her husband David; his son, Richard Pokey Braniff and wife Christy Braniff, their children Damon and wife Cassidy, and Nathan Braniff; his daughter, Brenda Braniff Yoder, her husband Trey Yoder, and their son Braden Yoder; as well as his great-granddaughters Everly and Elliana Braniff.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Francis Braniff; and mother, Betty McGarvey Braniff.

Richard's favorite pastimes included cheering on his grandsons as they played sports and creating cherished memories with his family. He will be remembered for his kind heart, his unwavering strength, and his deep love for those closest to him.

Between games Richard could be found enjoying leisurely walks around town, engaging in heartfelt conversations with neighbors and offering a helping hand with any projects they were undertaking.

He was an active member of the Irvona Veterans Memorial Association, and VFW Post 7043 in Coalport.

Richard Braniff will be dearly missed but forever remembered in the hearts of all who knew him. His legacy of love and devotion will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

A celebration of Richard's life will take place on Wednesday, March 6, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home in Irvona.

He will be laid to rest at the Utahville Cemetery on Thursday, March 7. The procession will assemble at Irvona Christian Missionary Alliance directly after the 11 a.m. service, and then proceed to the cemetery. A brief viewing will be available before the 11 a.m. service.

May he rest in peace, knowing he was deeply loved and will never be forgotten.

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March 6, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home, Inc.
91 Rose Street
Irvona, PA 16656

March 6, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home, Inc.
91 Rose Street
Irvona, PA 16656

Funeral Service
March 7, 2024

11:00 AM
Irvona Christian & Missionary Alliance Chirch
170 Hopkins St.
Irvona, PA 16656


Utahville Cemetery


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